The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday hailed the decision of the National Assembly to invite Buhari before a joint sitting.
The Senate at the plenary on Thursday resolved to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to address the legislature on the spate of killings across Nigeria.
The decisions were taken based on a motion moved by Senator George Akume (APC, Benue North-East) on the killing of two priests and 17 worshippers in a Catholic Church in Benue State.
The lawmakers resolved that “the Senate and House of Representatives summon the President on the matter of insecurity in a joint session.”
Meanwhile, the opposition party described the lawmakers' action as being “completely in consonant with the mood of the nation and the expectations of Nigerians.”
Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, spoke in a statement on Thursday.
He said, “President Buhari has roundly failed in his oath of office and allegiance and must not be allowed to hide behind the service chiefs for his failures.
“Nigerians are eager to know why the Buhari administration is insensitive to their plight and why it has refused to take decisive steps to end the ceaseless killing and daily pillaging of citizens by insurgents and marauders.”